Joe Biden Opens Up to Stephen Colbert About Late Son

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Joe Biden sat across from Stephen Colbert on The Late Show Thursday night, touching on a number of topics.

The Vice Presidential's potential run for the Oval Office came up, of course, with Biden joking that Colbert should run and he would serve as the VP.

But a great deal of time was also spent discussing Biden's son, Beau Biden, who died in May of brain cancer.

"My father had an expression and he said, 'You know your success is apparent when you look at your child and realize that they turned out better than you," Biden said, adding:

"I was a hell of a success, and my son was better than me. He was better than me in almost every way."

The Vice President, sadly, also lost a wife and a daughter in a car accident many years ago.

"So many people have losses as severe or maybe worse than mine and didn't have the incredible support I have," he said.

"I feel self-conscious. The loss is serious and it's consequential, but there are so many other people going through this."

Watch now to see Biden and Colbert then talk about Colbert's tragic past, which included the death of his father and two brothers at a young age.

Sad and powerful stuff.

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